Friday, January 11, 2019

Sidetracked by rust, love and connections

©2019 Barry Smith - Front of rusty washer ring
I had planned to make four cuff bracelets today; but got sidetracked making a ring for Fiona. Whilst we were in Scotland we found a very odd shaped rusty washer on the street in Thurso. Fiona asked if I could add a bit of silver to it as a contrast and turn it into simple pendant. So I made a loop out of hammered solid silver which I had riveted into an oblong after I had put it through the washer as you can see in the photo below.

©2019 Barry Smith  - Rusty washer pendant - Thurso Scotland
When we were moving a log as part of the reshaping of our task of creating a couple of sculpture terraces Fiona found a rusted washer that had fallen off a piece of fabric art she had attached to the post many moons ago. She thought it would be significant if the washer was turned into a piece of jewellery to create a link with the rusty washer from Scotland - like our two homes. But she didn't want another pendant so asked if I could make a ring out of: the washer; a circle of silver-plate on my work bench; and some form of plain ring. I had a plain solid silver ring that was spare from a commission quite some time ago. So I started with the bits below after spraying the rusty washer.

©2019 Barry Smith - Rusty washer etc
The pieces came together well I think.

©2019 Barry Smith  - Rusty washer ring - on the block Wootha
I asked Fiona to model the ring - I think it looks good on her hand.

©2019 Barry Smith - Love and global connections
©2019 Barry Smith - Love and global connections
I managed work on the cuff bracelets but more on that latter.


Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.